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Report: Former CIA Chief James Woolsey to Serve as Donald Trump’s Senior National Security Adviser

James Woolsey
James Woolsey

James Woolsey, former CIA director during President Bill Clinton’s administration, has joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to serve as senior adviser on national security, intelligence and defense, Politico reported Monday.

Brianna Ehley writes Woolsey cited Trump’s proposal to lift defense budget caps as the reason behind his decision to join the Republican candidate’s campaign.

“[Trump] seems to be very much more so than his opponent in favor of a strong defense budget and we have got a lot of space to make up, problems that have been left in defense by the Obama administration,” Woolsey, who also served as adviser during Sen. John McCain’s (R-Arizona) presidential campaign, told CNN Monday.

“He seems willing to keep a secret and not to blab everything to the public and our opponents,” Woolsey added, according to the report.

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